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New Books - Humour, Fun and Gift Books

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Ayoade On Top - by Richard Ayoade - £12.99
At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow.   In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most ‘insubstantial’ people of our age, takes us on a jo ... more

Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield - by Ginny Hogan - £12.99
If there’s one thing we can agree on in a post-Trump America, it’s that sexism exists. While there are myriad books on female friendship in the marketplace, Toxic Femininity is the first book on the special relationship between female coworkers a ... more

Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being - by Romesh Ranganathan - £8.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Straight Outta Crawley is the hilarious and irreverent autobiography from comedian Romesh Ranganathan.  At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's holiday camp talent c ... more

A Ladybird Book About Donald Trump - by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - £7.99
A charming introduction to the President of the United States, the important jobs he has to do, and the friends he's made all over the world.   'Anyone can grow up to become the President. Or they can become President first and think about gr ... more

Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals - by Stuart Heritage - £9.99
Funny and soothing: let Stuart Heritage tuck you in and read you a story about how everything is fine again.  Anxious? Angry? Waking up in the middle of the night to worry about plastic pollution, Brexit and why everything seems to be so horr ... more

March of the Lemmings: Brexit in Print & Performance 2016-2019 - by Stewart Lee - £14.99
As a Metropolitan Elitist Snowflake, Stewart Lee was disappointed by the Brexit referendum result of 2016. But he knew how to weaponise his inconvenience.  He would treat all his subsequent writing, until we left the EU, as interrelated episo ... more

Cunk on Everything: The Encyclopedia Philomena - by Philomena Cunk - £9.99
A parody encyclopedia from the star of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe and Cunk on Christmas.  In the olden days, people used to learn about things from encyclopedias. And that was really good, because you could read it, and learn it, then you co ... more

This Book Is Literally Just Pictures of Cute Animals That Will Make You Feel Better - by Smith Street Books - £9.99
This zoological odyssey documents the cutest, cuddliest and silliest animals of all time, to brighten up the days of us mere humans across the world.  As its name subtly suggests, this book features 90 pictures of excessively cute animals. Th ... more

Sex, Power, Money - by Sara Pascoe - £14.99
Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe turns her attention to the things that really matter to humans – sex, power and money.  Following her hit book Animal, Sara Pascoe decides to confront her fear of the male libido, and turns her attention to th ... more

Where's Bowie? Search for David Bowie in Berlin, Studio 54, Outer Space and more... - by Kev Gahan - £9.99
This book is a reverent and interactive homage to David Bowie, with dense illustrations of the many real and imagined universes of his own making.   Hidden somewhere on each of Whereʼs Bowie?ʼs double page spreads, a Bowie is patiently waiti ... more

Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise - by Katherine Rundell - £5.00
Katherine Rundell – Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and prize-winning author of five novels for children – explores how children's books ignite, and can re-ignite, the imagination; how children's fiction, with its unabashed emotion and playf ... more

Write a Letter - by Jodi Ann Bickley - £12.99
PROMPTS TO GET YOU WRITING.  BEAUTIFUL WRITING PAPER YOU CAN SEND TO FRIENDS.  SAMPLE LETTERS TO INSPIRE YOU.  WRITE A LETTER HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START WRITING.  What would you say to your ten year old self? Your mum? Your be ... more

The Wisdom of Wonder Woman - by DC Comics - £10.99
Beautiful as Aphrodite, stronger than Hercules, wise as Athena — for more than 75 years, Wonder Woman has inspired and empowered generations of fans with her strength and guidance.   This gorgeous collection of quotes from throughout Wonder ... more

Think Like a White Man: Conquering the World... While Black - by Dr Boulé Whytelaw III and Nels Abbey - £12.99
A bold, satirical humour book on how to achieve success like a Great White Male.  By following the White Man Commandments – namely, that winning justifies anything and everything – you too can achieve success beyond your capabilities.  Wi ... more

The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy - by Sheila Moeschen, illustrated by Anne Bentley - £15.99
A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever.  The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women celebrates the outstanding contributions of fifty ... more

Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country - by Billy Connolly - £8.99
All roads lead home.   ‘After my knighthood was announced, a woman from the BBC came to Glasgow to interview me. We sat down in a lovely hotel in a nice part of town, and she hit me with her first question: “This must mean a lot to you, with y ... more

Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum - by Michael McCreary - £9.99
Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn't "look" autistic. But, as he's quick to point out in this memoir, autism "looks" different for ju ... more

East of Croydon: Blunderings through India and South East Asia - by Sue Perkins - £8.99
Follow Sue Perkins' extraordinary adventures across southern Asia in this fabulously funny travelling tale.   'A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the rem ... more

Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By - by Michelle Obama - £5.99
Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By is a life-affirming collection of over 170 quotes from one of the world's most admired and respected public figures. As a student, she excelled; as a lawyer, she rose through the ranks; as a mother, she inspired an ... more

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life - by Samantha Irby - £9.99
If you haven’t already heard of Samantha Irby... where have you been?   In this painfully funny collection, Samantha Irby captures powerful emotional truths while chronicling the rubbish bin she calls her life. From an ill-fated pilgrimage t ... more

What Would Boudicca Do? Everyday Problems Solved by History's Most Remarkable Women - by Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates - £8.99
Tired of being talked over? Of social media making you feel crap? Of the pressure to ‘have it all’ and a hot bod too?   Boudicca stuck up for herself and now she can help you do the same. It is time to start channelling the spiky superwomen of ... more

Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom - by Maya Angelou - £6.99
Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom is a collection of some of her best and most empowering quotes. This is the ultimate keepsake for fans of Maya Angelou’s beautiful poetry, as well as for anyone looking for a bit of in-the-moment inspiration to have in th ... more

A Private History of Happiness: 99 Moments of Joy From Around the World - by George Myerson - £7.99
From the bliss of lingering in a warm bed on a winter morning, to a bracing springtime walk by the seaside, A Private History of Happiness offers the reader a wealth of delightfully fresh perceptions of where and how happiness may be found.  ... more

Cold War Steve Presents... The Festival of Brexit - by Cold War Steve - £12.95
Cold War Steve has been acclaimed as the Brexit Bruegel and a modern-day Hogarth or Gillray. His Twitter feed, McFadden’s Cold War, has become a cult phenomenon, with over 120,000 followers (and counting). This book contains the prime cuts of his e ... more

Help - by Simon Amstell - £8.99
"A beautiful and clever book about being human."(Russell Brand) COMEDY. TRAGEDY. THERAPY.  Simon Amstell did his first stand-up gig at the age of thirteen. His parents had just divorced and puberty was confusing. Trying to be funny solved ... more

100 Hugs - by Chris Riddell - £5.99
100 Hugs is a gorgeous collection of hugs from Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the perfect gift for a loved one, or to cheer yourself up on a dark day.  The beautiful illustrations from three-time winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal covers ... more

What Would de Beauvoir Do? How the Greatest Feminists Would Solve Your Everyday Problems - by Tabi Jackson Gee and Freya Rose - £12.99
Explore the theories and concepts of the greatest feminists of all time, and get an answer to all of your everyday problems.  Ever thought about what Tinder advice Naomi Wolf would give you?   Ever wondered what Andrea Dworkin would th ... more

The GCHQ Puzzle Book II - by GCHQ - £12.99
Challenge yourself with the GCHQ team's long-awaited second puzzle book - full of both harder and easier brain teasers.   With their first bestselling book, The GCHQ Puzzle Book, the UK's intelligence and security experts tested us with puzz ... more

The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks - by Amy Kean and J Milton - £9.99
A fairy tale of everyday bravery and beautifully illustrated feminist handbook for the modern day.  This is the story of a brave young girl, Elodie-Rose, who one day decides to change the world and keep all her fucks in her basket.  Waaaaaaa ... more

Some Old Bloke: Recollections, Obsessions and the Joys of Blokedom - by Robert Llewellyn - £16.99
When writer, comedian and Red Dwarf actor Robert Llewellyn's son scrawled a picture of him at Christmas and titled it 'Some Old Bloke', Robert was cast deep into thought about life and what it means to be a bloke and an old one at that.   In t ... more

Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies - by Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks - £8.99
A Sunday Times Book of the Year A New Scientist Gift Pick "Bright, nerdy and funny! Of course I loved it."(Dara Ó Briain) Can we resurrect dinosaurs? Is a Martian holiday good for your health? Can we build a time machine? (And more important ... more

Piggy Goes To University - by Miriam Elia and Ezra Elia - £9.99
Piggy goes to Uni is the story of a precocious young pig, and his rise to the forefront of the Anti-Piggest socialist Justice Movement. When he leaves his rural community for Central State University, he learns of the terrible legacy of Pig-Imperiali ... more

Goodnight Trump: A Parody - by Erich Origen and Gan Golan - £10.99
Turn out the lights on another endless day in Trump's America with this sharp parody of Goodnight Moon by the bestselling duo behind Goodnight Bush — this time putting to bed America's most yugely bad president ever.  In the very classy roo ... more

National Geographic Almanac 2019 - by National Geographic Society - £12.99
A one-of-a-kind annual featuring surprising facts, stunning color photos, arresting infographics, and illuminating maps that present the world in a whole new way.   An almanac like you've never seen before, this arresting volume features key i ... more

A Vintage Christmas - by Various authors - £9.99
The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. Immerse yourself in a literary wonderland with this collection of timeless Christmas tales - the perfect festive gift for any reader.   'There seems a magic in the very name of Christm ... more

Christmas Lights: Ten Poems for Dark Winter Nights - by Various authors - £4.95
The switching on of festive lights in towns and villages across the land announces the fact that Christmas is fast approaching. It also marks the start of real winter.  This delightful selection contains ten brand new poems by leading contemp ... more

The Classic University Challenge Quiz Book - by Steve Tribe - £9.99
University Challenge has been dazzling, delighting and puzzling viewers with its fiercely intelligent questions since 1962. From Bobby Seagull to Gail Trimble, the show has produced some iconic contestants and continues to be as popular as ever. This ... more

The Penguin Book of Brexit Cartoons - by Various artists - £4.99
Not for many years has there been such a divisive issue as Brexit, and like all divisive issues it has provided a bonanza for cartoonists. This generous selection of pocket cartoons captures the sheer bewilderment and exasperation which have bedevill ... more

2,024 QI Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks - by John Lloyd, James Harkin and Anne Miller - £9.99
QI is the smartest comedy show on British television. Here creator John Lloyd and QI elves James Harkin and Anne Miller bring together 2,024 brain-tickling brand new facts to stop you in your tracks...  Humans glow in the dark.  The P ... more

F in Exams: School Memes - by Richard Benson - £7.99
When you have endless exams to prepare for, the assignment you wrote has genuinely been eaten by the dog and you’re forced to wear the lost-property PE kit because yours is in the wash, life can become a little overwhelming. For all the times you ... more

Parsnips, Buttered: How to win at modern life, one email at a time - by Joe Lycett - £9.99
A selection of funny letters, emails, tweets and other correspondence in which Joe offers readers his own unique approach to tackling the frustrations, injustices and ridiculousness of modern day life.  **THE BRILLIANT & IRREVERENT GUIDE FROM ... more

The World Cup Of Everything - by Richard Osman - £8.99
A fantastically funny book for all the family from much-loved TV personality Richard Osman.  In The World Cup Of Everything Richard Osman* gives you and your friends the chance to vote on some of the most controversial, and funniest arguments of ... more

And Then God Created the Middle East and Said 'Let There Be Breaking News' - by Karl reMarks - £6.99
'You may wonder why the Middle East gets so much airtime. Well, regions of the world were competing to host the apocalypse and the Middle East won.’   Online sensation Karl reMarks disagreed with the idea that reality had become too strange ... more

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History - by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally - £19.99
At last, the full story behind Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's epic romance, including stories, portraits, and the occasional puzzle, all telling the smoldering tale that has fascinated Hollywood for almost two decades.  Featuring anecdotes, ... more

The Secret Diary of Jeremy Corbyn - by Lucien Young - £9.99
In the grand tradition of The Diary of a Nobody comes the secret diary of the twenty-first century’s most unlikely leader: Jeremy Corbyn.   Jeremy Corbyn is a committed allotment holder, expert jam maker, dedicated manhole cover inspector... ... more

Writer's Game: The Modern Authors (Card Game) - by Alex Johnson, with illustrations by Carla Fuentes - £12.99
Who had the most commercial success in their lifetime, Ernest Hemingway or Agatha Christie? Whose work has the most adaptations, F. Scott Fitzgerald or Franz Kafka? Who courted the most scandal, Colette or James Joyce?  Pit 32 of the world’s great ... more

What the Fuck! - by Luster (Editor) - £9.00
A collection of astonishing photos from around the world, which the editors stumbled upon during their many hours on the world wide web. The book is a cross between a cabinet of curiosities and a documentary on the human species, offering a unique in ... more

Things Can Only Get Worse? Twenty Confusing Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter - by John O'Farrell - £8.99
"Hilarious, insightful and has that rare quality of making politics fun. A brilliant book everyone should read, whoever you vote for."(Owen Jones, author of The Establishment) From the giddy heights of New Labour's landslide victory in 1997 to the ... more

I'm a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian's Take on What Makes Us Human - by Robin Ince - £16.99
What better way to understand ourselves than through the eyes of comedians – those who professionally examine our quirks on stage daily? In this touching and witty book, award-winning presenter and comic Robin Ince uses the life of the stand-up as ... more

1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted - by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin - £6.99
The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts to leave you flabbergasted.   Trees sleep at night. Google searches for ‘How to put on a condom’ peak at 10.28pm. There ... more

Bird Brain: Over 2,400 Questions to Test Your Bird Knowledge - by Various authors - £9.99
An ornithological quiz book packed with challenging questions for birders, based on the popular ‘Bird Brain of Britain’ contest at the annual BirdFair.  The British Birdwatching Fair, held every August at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attra ... more

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